Fleetsoft integrates OnCommand Connection for school bus industry

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To prep for a future built around electrification and connectivity, Navistar is converging its connected vehicle technologies, including OnCommand Connection, with Volkswagen’s global connected vehicle platform, beginning with a common in-cab hardware device. Navistar currently has 350,000 connected vehicles in North America, and Volkswagen has 300,000 in international markets. “This will serve as a major step toward creating a global connected platform, making it the largest global ecosystem for commercial vehicles,” says Troy Clarke, Navistar president and CEO. “It will unlock future opportunities and applications across all of our brands and clears the path for a common-cloud applications platform.”

Navistar OnCommand ConnectionNavistar’s OnCommand Connection has been integrated with the software of Fleetsoft, a fleet maintenance and inventory management software.

The integration will provide Fleetsoft’s customers in the school bus industry with OnCommand Connection’s real-time insights into vehicle health and maintenance requirements. The integration will enable a proactive maintenance approach for reduced costs and improved uptime.

“Fleetsoft’s integration with OnCommand Connection, which provides the industry’s most comprehensive GPS and telematics solutions, gives Fleetsoft’s customers access to all the information they need to manage their entire fleet,” said Kurt Claussner, president of Fleetsoft.

“This partnership is designed to create a seamless, integrated user experience like no other. We look forward to working together moving forward.”

With OnCommand Connection, Fleetsoft customers gain access to real-time data on engine fault codes, vehicle status, vehicle location and odometer readings. Fleetsoft is integrated with OnCommand Parts Catalog On-Line and Service Portal as well for easy retrieval of vehicle information. This fall, Fleetsoft customers will be able to send purchase orders directly to Navistar’s FleetCharge purchasing program.

“Our ‘Better Together’ approach means that this integration delivers incremental benefit not just to Fleetsoft customers but to customers of OnCommand Connection as well,” said Sean Slyman, Navistar’s director, Connected Services, Bus Solutions.

“By integrating with Fleetsoft’s system, OnCommand Connection can continue to grow its Advanced Remote Diagnostics offerings to its customers, providing a whole new dimension of efficiency and proactive maintenance for the school bus industry.”